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Beer Brands Popular Among Youth Contravene Industry’s Voluntary Advertising Code

Although alcohol is a legal substance for adults age 21 or older, it is the leading illicit substance used by underage American youth. Prior research has shown that youth exposed to alcohol advertisements have a greater risk of drinking. Alcohol-industry groups have developed voluntary codes, such as the Beer Institute Advertising & Marketing Code, stating that their advertising and marketing materials are intended for adults of legal purchasing age who choose to drink. This study examined whether alcohol brands more popular among youth were more likely than other brands to have aired television advertisements that violated the alcohol industry’s voluntary code by including youth-appealing content.

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Impacts of Ride-Hailing on Crashes Differ from City to City

Ride-hailing services reduce drunk-driving crashes in some cities, reports a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The research is the first to look at the specific effects of ride-hailing, or “ride-sharing,” within specific cities, rather than averaging data across multiple cities.

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All of Us Research, Cancer, Dr. David Relman, Dr. Dusica Babovic, Dr. Halena Gazelka, Dr. Keith Stewart, Dr. Minetta Liu, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, Dr. Rob Knight, Dr. Robert C. Green, Dr. Stephanie Devaney, Dr. Timothy Curry, Dr. William Gahl, Genetic Research, Microbiome, Minnesota News Release, National Institutes of Health, news relea

Moving From the Research Lab to Clinical Care: Precision Medicine Coming to Your Medical Provider’s Office

Individualized medicine — the concept of matching medical care precisely to each patient’s genes, lifestyle and environment is no longer just a theory. Experts in individualized medicine — also known as personalized or precision medicine — will be in Rochester Oct. 9-10, presenting the latest ways to apply precision medicine to all patients. They are available for interviews on groundbreaking discoveries at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, which will be held at Mayo Civic Center.

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Tobacco Smokers Could Gain 86 Million Years of Life if they Switch to Vaping, Study Finds

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In all, cigarette smokers who switch to e-cigarettes could live 86.7 million more years with policies that encourage cigarette smokers to switch completely to e-cigarettes.

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A Lack of Weekend Drinking Intentions Leads to Excess

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Friday and Saturday nights seem to be the universal nights for partying. They are the peak times for heavy drinking by young adults, often beyond what is considered heavy episodic drinking (HED) – five or more drinks per occasion for men, four or more for women. Although heavy drinking is assumed to be intentional, in fact very little is known about the extent to which heavy drinking is pre-planned and the factors that might contribute to a person’s drinking more than he or she intended. This study investigated drinking intentions at the beginning of an evening and individual and situational factors linked to subsequent drinking.

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Plastic Surgeons Get Tips on Managing Opioid Addiction Risk

Opioid medications prescribed for pain management after plastic surgery may contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Illinois Medical Universities to Study Factors Affecting Rural Opioid Epidemic

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties.

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Interactive Web Tool Shows Potential Impact of Tobacco Policies

If the minimum age for buying tobacco legally were changed to 21, it could save more than 35,000 lives in Texas, 15,000 in Florida and more than 12,000 in Michigan by 2100, according to a new web application.

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Drug Addiction, Nicotine Addiction, Cocaine Addiction

SBP Scientist Receives $10.8 Million Grant to Advance Potential Drug for Substance Abuse

New class of drug may help treat cocaine and nicotine addiction







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